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Los Angeles, U.S.A. -¬†IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that New Line Cinema’s ‘Rock of Ages’, based on the hit Broadway musical, will be released in the immersive IMAX format for a limited engagement in¬†39 IMAX¬†theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film will open in 35 IMAX locations day-and-date with the film’s wide release on¬†June 15, 2012. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed. Directed byAdam Shankman, the film stars¬†Julianne Hough,¬†Diego Boneta,¬†Paul Giamatti,¬†Russell Brand,¬†Mary J. Blige¬†and Catherine Zeta-Jones, with¬†Alec Baldwin, and¬†Tom Cruise¬†as¬†Stacee Jaxx.
The IMAX release of ‘Rock of Ages’¬†will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
‘Rock of Ages’¬†tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their¬†Hollywood¬†dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits ofDef Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more.
The movie musical stars¬†Julianne Hough, with actor/singer¬†Diego Boneta¬†in his feature film debut,¬†Russell Brand, Oscar nominee¬†Paul Giamatti, Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones,¬†Malin Akerman and R&B queen¬†Mary J. Blige, with Oscar nominee¬†Alec Baldwin , and Oscar nominee¬†Tom Cruise.
Shankman directs ‘Rock of Ages’¬†from a screenplay by¬†Justin Theroux¬†and Chris D’Arienzo and¬†Allan Loeb, based on D’Arienzo’s musical of the same name. The film is being produced by¬†Matthew Weaver,Scott Prisand,¬†Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire,¬†Garrett Grant¬†and¬†Jennifer Gibgot, with¬†Toby Emmerich,Richard Brener, Michael Disco,¬†Samuel J. Brown,¬†Hillary Butorac Weaver,¬†Janet Billig Rich, Shankman and D’Arienzo serving as executive producers.
Rounding out the ‘Rock of Ages’¬†creative team are director of photography Bojan Bazelli (‘Hairspray’), production designer¬†Jon Hutman¬†(‘It’s Complicated’), editor¬†Emma E. Hickox¬†(‘A Walk To Remember’), Oscar nominated costume designer¬†Rita Ryack¬†(‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, ‘Hairspray’), Grammy-nominated music supervisor¬†Matt Sullivan¬†(‘Dreamgirls’, ‘Nine’), executive and Emmy Award-winning choreographer¬†Mia Michaels¬†(“So You Think You Can Dance”). The original score is by executive music producer¬†Adam Anders¬†and¬†Peer Astrom¬†(TV’s “Glee”).
New Line Cinema presents, a Corner Store Entertainment production, in association with Material Pictures, in association with Offspring Entertainment, an¬†Adam Shankman¬†film, ‘Rock of Ages’.¬†The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
‘Rock of Ages’¬†has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language.
‘Rock of Ages: The¬†IMAX Experience’ is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning¬†June 15:
The United States
Image Courtesy of ¬† Warner Brothers